Half Marathons in Swansea

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JUN23
JCP Swansea Half Marathon

2019 sees the return of the MULTI AWARD WINNING JCP Swansea Half Marathon. Voted the UKs best half marathon (2017 and 2018) and Wales biggest and best summer half marathon. This year we are targeting 10,000 runners to come and Run Swansea #RunSwansea #BeYourBest

36 reviews
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JCP Swansea Half Marathon

3 Bellevue Way, Swansea SA1 5BZ, UKView event
36 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

2019 sees the return of the MULTI AWARD WINNING JCP Swansea Half Marathon. Voted the UKs best half marathon (2017 and 2018) and Wales biggest and best summer half marathon. This year we are targeting 10,000 runners to come and Run Swansea #RunSwansea #BeYourBest

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    Flat course, superb scenery to enjoy, fab atmosphere, loved it!
  • Did the event in 2018

    Love this race, it's my favourite half Marathon.
    2018 was my 4th time and won't be my last.
    The local support is fantastic and it's a really well organised event by great event staff. The aid stations are well stocked and there is agreat T-shirt and medal.
  • Did the event in 2018

    I have done this event a few times and I have to say its still the best event for finishers tshirts! Really bright and snazzy.

    My only niggle this year was the change of start line to slightly out of town. This was a pain to get to as roads were shut. But this is only me being awkward.

    I'm delighted to say I'm signed up for 2019.

£38 - £40
JCP Swansea Half Marathon
AUG11
Port Talbot Half Marathon
Glyncorrwg, Wales, United Kingdom

Without doubt this is one of Wales' most scenic races and without doubt it is one of the cheapest half marathon offering all the participants the same if not more than some of the big city races.

3 reviews
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Port Talbot Half Marathon

Village Workshops, Glyncorrwg, Port Talbot SA13 3EA, UKView event
3 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Without doubt this is one of Wales' most scenic races and without doubt it is one of the cheapest half marathon offering all the participants the same if not more than some of the big city races.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    first time taking part in this one and I loved it. Really well organised from start to finish.  One of the smaller events I’ve attended and well managed.  Plenty of pacers for a variety of different times to help get a PB. (Especially Gary who helped me!)The course is downhill for the first half and then a steady incline for second half. Fabulous marshals at various points.  Great all round, couldn’t fault it.
  • Did the event in 2018

    Let me start with a little brag, I knocked 4 minutes off my PB at this race! If I can PB here, so can you. Registration was a doddle and very good value for money, information was easy to find and everyone involved were very helpful. There was plenty of parking right next to the start finish line, with a handy cafe and toilet block on site. Everything was so well organised that the start line was full of relaxed people, that’s a first. The route was fairly flat with only one hill just before mile 7. The route was easy to navigate along forestry tracks and tarmac paths. The scenery lacked a little, but I was there to get a PB, not sightsee!!The marshalls were fantastic. They were so helpful, full of encouragement and energy, despite the rain. The local support was good too, it’s obviously a friendly part of Wales!I loved the finish line experience. Clearly, the local funny guy was on the PA system and he had a lot to say about the local runners. As I crossed the line by myself, it was nice to hear my name and my club mentioned. He also gave me a bit of ribbing, because I overshot the medals and goody bags as I tried to slow down! It was nice to have a bit of a personal touch and some friendly banter as you finish a tough run. The t-shirts are really nice and the medals look brilliant. On top of that, we got a goody bag full of sweet treats to help us recover!I would definitely recommend this race for everyone from a novice to a seasoned runner trying to shave some time off their PB.Ill be back next year, hoping to drop into the 1:30’s and improve on my PB!
  • Did the event in 2018

    This is a half marathon that lulls you into a false sense of secutrity with the first 6.5 miles almost entirely down hill. But of course what goes down must go back up! After making the most of the downhill section, it's a shock to the system to turn a corner and climb gradually for what feels like an eternity. Thankfully it lashed down for the whole race, it would not have been fun on one of the many hot days we've had recently.This is a beautiful and rewarding course and very well organised by the Port Talbot Harriers, would recommend it to anyone particularly if you're looking for a different kind of half.
£19 - £21
Port Talbot Half Marathon
JUN15
Registration Perks
The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Race through the brilliant Exmoor national park. This is a tough and gruelling track perfectly suited to experienced trail runners looking for something special.

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The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Unnamed Road, Lynton EX35 6JW, UKView event
About the event
Race through the brilliant Exmoor national park. This is a tough and gruelling track perfectly suited to experienced trail runners looking for something special.
£30 - £50
The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor
NOV9
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower

Gower was the first place in Britain to be designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB). The unique peninsula is a protected haven for some of the richest and most varied wildlife habitats in the UK. The coastal trails here are set against an awe-inspiring natural backdrop of cliff tops, downland, woodland, sand dunes and world famous beaches. This trail running paradise is very accessible from most parts of the UK.

5 reviews
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Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower

1 Coastguard Cottages, Rhossili, Swansea SA3 1PR, UKView event
5 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Gower was the first place in Britain to be designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB). The unique peninsula is a protected haven for some of the richest and most varied wildlife habitats in the UK. The coastal trails here are set against an awe-inspiring natural backdrop of cliff tops, downland, woodland, sand dunes and world famous beaches. This trail running paradise is very accessible from most parts of the UK.

Reviews
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    Nothing out of the ordinary for a coastal trail event. Course was more or less as expected. I keep going back-and-forth on whether I would've preferred to run in the other direction. The majority of the muddiest spots were towards the end when legs were quite wobbly already. Saw a few people slip and fall. Advice to future runners - shoes w/ excellent traction.
  • Did the Ultra in 2018

    All was great , location , organisation, route. Only problem we had was my super supporter wife couldn't get to all the recommended view points, roads inaccessible, no parking etc.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

    Stunning views of Gower peninsula, bit wet and wild but worth it!
£33 - £66
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower
APR27
Red Kite Trail Series - Spring
Llanharan, Wales, United Kingdom

Don't be fooled by our beautiful hills. They may not be as high as the Brecon Beacons or as tough as the Mountains in the North but what they can certainly do is test you - and they will don't you worry! This is an ideal event for the hardy & experienced trail runner to the novice and first timer alike.

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Red Kite Trail Series - Spring

Llanharan Miner's Welfare hall and grounds, Llanharan, Pontyclun CF72 9NR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Don't be fooled by our beautiful hills. They may not be as high as the Brecon Beacons or as tough as the Mountains in the North but what they can certainly do is test you - and they will don't you worry! This is an ideal event for the hardy & experienced trail runner to the novice and first timer alike.

Red Kite Trail Series - Spring

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What you need to know about Half Marathons

At 13.1 miles, a half marathon is long enough to test even the strongest runners, but short enough for almost anyone determined to conquer their next challenge. We have a jam-packed calendar of half marathons taking place up and down the country — from big ballot events to local community races and spectacular trail runs. Get involved and conquer your next challenge.

Find local Half Marathon running races

A half marathon is a fantastic event for those new to running to really push themselves, or as a great warm up event for those ready to tackle a full marathon or even an ultramarathon

What is the distance covered in half marathon?
The half marathon is one of running`s most popular distance - a half marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21.1km).
What is an average time for a half marathon?
Breaking 2:00 (9:09 per mile pace) is a common goal, and that time is considered a respectable half marathon time among runners. The average times for half marathons in the U.S. in 2015 were 2:04:00 for males and 2:22:21 for females.
What is the half marathon world record?
The world record for men is 58:23 for men and 1:04:52 for women.
How long does it take to train for a half marathon?
If you are working with a training plan you can achieve a half marathon in 8 weeks.
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